7 College Photographers, Artists Who Accept Commissions
"Wala namang pera diyan e?" "
Madali lang naman iyang arts 'di ba?"
"'Wag ka na magpabayad, shoutout na lang kita."
Imagine how tired we are from hearing these statements? We've been hearing these myths and commentaries about the arts for so long that some aspiring artists have stopped pursuing their dreams—or worse—began to feel ashamed for expressing their passions in public. But one thing that Gen Z is currently contributing to this society is the gradual progress of helping people change their perspective on how people see and support artists of today.
The creative field has received too much exploitation from society for years because people do not treat their work as real labor and do not pay them the rate that artists deserve. The "Walang pera sa arts,” belief is created only because some employers refuse to pay the artist's work. Thus, resulting in parents' opposition to enroll their children in art courses and such.
But these college students have proven that you can excel and, at the same time, earn just by doing your passion for the arts. Together, let us support the local artists of this generation!
Aleck Rada, Adamson University
Aleck has been capturing beautiful portraits and events around places for years. He covers debuts, parties, and other important events in the country such as rallies and religious festivals - everything in same-day edits! I assure you; he can make the most mundane scenery the most stunning one around. Hire him if you need someone to cover your next event, you won’t regret it!
Aerol Encarnacion, Adamson University
Facebook: AE Films
In every event, Save the Date and Same-Day Edit videos have become essential in this digital age so people can relive the important moments. Aerol has been documenting different memorable moments for quite some time now–such as weddings and debuts. Watch his videos on his Facebook page, and see his flourishing talent in film. Book him and his team at your next event!
Frankie Lavarias, St. Scholastica’s College
Facebook Page: Frank Studies / Instagram: @frnxksu.studies
Graphic illustrations have become a new trend in the creative industry. Right now, people are all over animations, and Frankie is one of the aspiring graphic illustrators in the biz who contributes to the love.
She does mostly layouts of infographics, powerpoints, publication materials, invitations, and such. If you want to have a daily dose of creative satisfaction, follow her page and see her UWU-worthy and impressive works!
Rate: Starts at P300 (depending on the complexity and difficulty of the design)
Nicole Angeles, iAcademy
You probably have seen her works already around Twitter – and most probably liked, retweeted, and swooned over them!
Nicole has been doing infographics, vectors, logo designs, and digital illustrations of different images, like your favorite characters and everyday sceneries, for quite some time now. Over 7k followers on Twitter and 3k followers on Instagram, her works surely have been an inspiration to many aspiring graphic designers out there!
She doesn’t only use her talent to share her skills but also to inform people through her skills. Visit her accounts to see more of her awe-inspiring works!
Painting and Sketching
Justine Esguerra, St. Scholastica’s College
Do you want to have a portrait of your loved one, your pet, or even yourself? Or a relaxing landscape of your favorite place? Justine is here to impart her creative skills and give you a mesmerizing output that you won’t regret! Choose from different art styles – watercolor to sketch. See and follow her IG account, and witness the versatility of her talent.
- Whole bond paper: (Watercolor) P950 & (Sketch) P700
- Half bond paper: (Watercolor) P600 & (Sketch) P450
- Quarter bond paper: (Watercolor) P300 & (Sketch) P300
- Acrylic (16" x 24"): P2,500
- Half bond paper: P100
- Quarter bond paper: P50
Esmeralda Bautista, University of Sto. Tomas
Her works are definitely to die for, tbh. If you want something along the lines of surrealism and realism, Esmeralda can be your go-to artist. Right now, she’s into selling prints by demand such as stickers and postcards. And currently, her actual paintings are being sold through school organizations. Come visit her IG art account to see her fascinating and surreal artworks!
Alisha, De La Salle–College of St. Benilde
There is no such thing as “too many tattoos”. There will always be room for one more! Alisha started pursuing her passion for ink back in 2015 and continued it up until now. “Having my art on someone else’s body is already a reward in itself,” she says. She got more into the hand-poked tattoo technique rather than using a tattoo machine despite it “being more labor-intensive and time-consuming” because it gave her more control over the whole process. She sometimes designs her client’s tattoo, but oftentimes her clients have already made designs on their own. Visit her IG account to see her unique works! Book an appointment and get your first tattoo now.
Less than 1x1 inches – min. of P500
(Usual size) 2x2 inches – P1,000 – 2,000 (depending on the design and colors)
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend